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Old February 24, 2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Uberti SAA .452 or .454 Bullets ?

I have a Taylor's Smoke Wagon .45 colt, made by Uberti that I want to reload for. What diameter bullets do you use ?
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Old February 24, 2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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I cast my own 45 Colt bullets and size them down to .452. I have fired these reloads thru Rugers and Colts only. My reloads do not exceed 900 FPS and are accurate.
I have also fired .454 HDY cast factory bullets thru Rugers in the past w/o any problems.
Today, I only use my own cast .452 bullets & Starline brass in 45 Colt because they give superior results.

After reading your post I checked my HDY#7 manual and it lists loads for both .452 & .454 bullets in 45Colt (P907-910). I am not familiar with your pistol. My advice would be to use the .452. If you have accuracy problems or other concerns, I would slug your bore.
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Old February 24, 2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Slug the cylinder chambers, and the bore. The bore should be a tad bit smller than the cylinder chambers.

You want lead bullets to be .001 to .002 larger than the cylinder chambers.
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Old February 24, 2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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My rebarreled 7th Cav Uberti throats slug ,450/.451. I size to .451 and have shot some higher than saami pressure loads without any leading so I assume the bore is .451 or smaller. Currently I'm shooting a 270gr GC cast bullet with Titegroup for velocity of between 700 and 800 fps. This a very accurate load in this gun.
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Old February 25, 2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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I've got three Baretta Stampedes and the cylinder mouths are all throated for .452 diameter bullets (which shoot great). I'm pretty sure the Stampede is made by Uberti.
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Old February 25, 2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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I called Taylor's today and asked them what size bullets I should buy. They put me through to their gunsmith and he told me he uses .452 but I could also use .451 in it.

Thanks for the replies.
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Old February 25, 2013, 08:47 PM   #7
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My Uberti likes .452
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